Arrest made in Lower Garden District slaying
New Orleans police have arrested a suspect in a killing Tuesday night in the Lower Garden District.
Police allege Dentri Lee, 23, killed Bill McCormick, 22, during a drive-by shooting on Tuesday night.
Detective Andrew Waldron identified Lee as a suspect through tips and evidence at the scene in the 400 block of Felicity Street, police said.
Lee was a passenger in a stolen Toyota Corolla that was involved with the shooting, police said. Investigators found the car abandoned at Delachaise and Coliseum streets after the shooting. Touro Infirmary is located at the corner, and police have said Lee went to a local hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his hand following the shooting.
Lee was booked on a count of second-degree murder.
Police continue to search for the driver of the Corolla.
On Thursday evening police said they were looking for a man who is a “person of interest” in the case but said he is not a suspect.
Fugitive wanted in two states busted in N.O.
A man who was wanted in at least three jurisdictions in two states was caught by state authorities, according to Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
Joseph Marrone, 43, was wanted in Mandeville for allegedly stealing cars, in Natchitoches Parish for felony theft and in Stafford County, Va., for a felony probation violation.
Mandeville police sought the assistance of the Attorney General’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit to find Marrone in September, Caldwell said.
Marrone was found in the 200 block of Baronne Street in the Central Business District and booked into Orleans Parish Prison.
Sobriety checkpoint set in Plaquemines
State Police from Troop B and the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday. The checkpoint will begin at 7 p.m. in the parish, state police said.
the New Orleans bureau